earthworm vs wiggler what difference

what is difference between earthworm and wiggler

English

Etymology

From Middle English erthe-worm, erþe-worm, erþe worm (also as worm of þe erthe, worm of þe erþe), equivalent to earth +‎ worm. Compare Saterland Frisian Äidwurm (earthworm), West Frisian ierdwjirm (earthworm), Dutch aardworm (earthworm), less common German Erdwurm (earthworm).

Pronunciation

Noun

earthworm (plural earthworms)

  1. A worm that lives in the ground.
  2. A worm of the family Lumbricidae, or, more generally, of the suborder Lumbricina.
  3. (figuratively) A contemptible person; a groveller.

Synonyms

  • (a ground-living worm): rainworm, groundworm; wiggler, red worm, red wiggler (Southern US); nightwalker (New England); nightcrawler (Northern US, Western US); dew worm (US Great Lakes region, Canada)

Hyponyms

  • (a ground-living worm): baitworm; fishworm (Northern US, Central US); angleworm (Northern US); fishing worm (Southern US) – fish bait

Translations

References

  • earthworm in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • earthworm at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Earthworm on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • heartworm


English

Etymology

wiggle +‎ -er

Noun

wiggler (plural wigglers)

  1. Anything that wiggles.
  2. The larva of a mosquito.
  3. (Southern US) An earthworm.
  4. (physics) A magnet designed to make a beam of charged particles follow a curving path in an accelerator.

Anagrams

  • wriggle

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial